The Castle at Stronghold Center, Illinois

The castle at Stronghold Center, Illinois is a unique Tudor-style 'castle, operated by the Presbyterian Church.   Castle tours are offered during weekdays together with rental for seminars and meetings.  Dormitory-style lodging is also available for up to 56 guests. 


From the Castle at Stronghold website:


“About The Castle at Stronghold Center


The centerpiece of Stronghold is the unique Tudor-style manor house nestled high on the bluffs overlooking the Rock River. It features the Great Hall, which is perfect for gatherings in front of the massive fireplace. Several of the Castle rooms can be used for meetings or seminars. Dormitory-style lodging with twin beds and bunk beds accommodates 56.

Weekday Castle Tours  – The tour lasts approximately one hour and includes information about the Strong family, the process of building their castle and brief touches of depression era history. Attendees also get a glimpse into castle structure and medieval life


About Stronghold Center


Stronghold Center is a four-season retreat and camping center, operated by the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (USA). Our facilities include wilderness cabins, a camping area, dining and meeting rooms, and seven retreat houses able to accommodate 6-56 guests. Located in Oregon, IL, the beauty of nature exists in a variety of environments, all along bluffs overlooking the Rock River.

Founded in 1963, Stronghold Center proudly continues to provide a variety of Christian and secular programming and events. Our unique programming includes summer camps for ages 6-18, challenge courses, and a Confirmation Retreat. In October, Stronghold hosts the annual Olde English Faire. Stronghold is also a great location for one-day seminars, business meetings and professional development programs, church picnics, and family reunions”!



Contact Castle at Stronghold 

To arrange a tour of the castle at the Stronghold Center or to enquire about retreats, meetings or group accomodation in the castle, please use the contact details below.

Castle at Stronghold Website

Tel: 815 732 6111


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